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Blue screen from hell

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  1. jecker32

    jecker32 Thread Starter

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    Ok.... I've had this problem a few times. I'll be going along just fine online (its done this offline to now that I think of it). Suddenly this horrible clicking sound comes from the back... and after a few seconds of this I get a blue screen that reads the following: (I wrote this down quick so hopefully this is right):

    "Windows has shut down to prevent damage to the computer.
    Kernel_DATA_Inpage_Error

    Tech Info
    +++Stop! 0x0000007A
    Atapi. Sys-address F9240130 base at F922F000. Date stamp 4110764d
    Beginning dump of physical memory
    If problem continues, disable any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options (ashing or shadowing). If you need to use safemode or disable components, restart computer"

    At this point the computer shuts down.

    What the hell could this be??
     
  2. Kramer55

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    From the back, do you mean from the back of the CPU?

    It maybe your networking card or your hard drive.
     
  3. jecker32

    jecker32 Thread Starter

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    yes the back of the CPU
     
  4. jecker32

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    one more thing... my girlfriend said earlier in addition to the loud clicking, she could hear teh modem try to dial up. We are on AOL DSL connection, so the modem shouldnt "dial", so to speak.
     
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    KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

    Technical Information
    ***STOP: 0x0000007A (0xC03E4900, 0xC000000E, 0xF9240130, 0x0B347860)
    ***atapi.sys - Address F9240130 base at F922F000 DateStamp 41107b4d

    Beginning dump of physical memory
     
  6. lorax297

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    Everytime a STOP occurs, Windows writes information to a paging file (pagefile.sys). That's what the whole physical memory dumping is all about.
    Check out zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp and download ZoneAlarm. They say it's the best alongside Symantec.
    O, and dump McAfee. It SUX :p
     
  7. jecker32

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    OK, Mcafee sucks LOL. But what do I need to do as far as this thing goes to keep it from happening?? Anybody?? Anybody??
     
  8. supergibbs

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    Your hard drive is going bad, back up and replace it soon!

    -Jesse
     
  9. lorax297

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    That's what Gateway said, they shipped a new HD, and although the blue screen hasn't come up (to my knowledge), a black screen comes up instead, saying something about the DHCP and MAC address, and there's the " | " spinning, as though it's trying to find the HD.
    Any other suggestions, guys???
     
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    Sounds like the drive is going. After two days of loud clicking my old drive died suddenly.

    But there may also be a hijacker or dialler in there. Have you used AdAware SE, SpyBot SD, and MS AntiSpyware to see if there is anything on the drive?

    Many people, including myself, also use SpywareBlaster to keep that junk off the system.
     
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